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Mount Sinai, NY
A 27-year-old male asked:

What does a high ebv viral nuclear capsid antibody, a high ebv viral capsid antibody igg and a high igm ebv viral capsid antibody mean?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Acute infection: A high igm antibody level usually means current or recent infection with ebv.
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Likely immunity,,: You've got antibodies to the ebv which likely means you were infected at some time in your life and you recovered and now your body has circulating antibodies to it. An igg antibody in particular indicates long term resistance. This virus usually causes asymptomatic infection so you probably fought it off and weren't aware of it. Best of luck.
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Last updated Jan 27, 2020

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